The brand new dirt oval at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds drew a packed house of 10,572 ecstatic race fans to the inaugural STP World of Outlaws event on March 23.
The easy part was getting rid of Mike Rice, something Rutgers had little choice in doing once the governor of New Jersey and the king of basketball weighed in on his videotaped transgressions.
One of the advantages of being unattached is the opportunity to set my own schedule. A side-effect is that I don't always plan really well, so Friday morning when I woke up and decided to go fishing, I ended up going north on highway 99 unsure of where I'd end up. The Lower Sacramento seemed logical, maybe the Upper, but I merged onto I-80 east and realized I was taking myself to the Truckee River. Cool.
Part of the beauty of being an outdoor enthusiast is observing and participating in the eternal cycles of nature. Recently I attended Easter Sunday church services with my son, son-in-law, daughter and grandkids. As I observed my grandkids participating in the celebration of The Risen Christ, it struck me that a generation ago it had been my children who were participating as small children and that a generation before that it had been me and my brother and sister learning the eternal story. In another generation it will be my great-grandkids learning about the conquest of death.
Sometimes no matter how a place may change over the years, the memories you have of it always seem to remain the same.
Once you've caught a huge rainbow trout, you've caught a huge rainbow trout.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lois Tarkanian answered the phone at the family home, offering a word of caution before handing it to her husband.
My first impression of the Delta was that as long as I stayed within sight of where I launched my boat I would be able to find my way back.
The most difficult decision local anglers have to make this time of year is where to go.
When I was in first grade or so, my buddies and I put some candy in a little basket with an anonymous note professing our love to a set of sisters who won at least two, maybe three state basketball championships.
One program has a Sac-Joaquin Section title in its back pocket and is chasing another.
A couple of weeks ago, I somehow managed to find myself in Australia. As an incurable outdoors enthusiast, I wanted to get a taste of outdoor experiences Down Under. Australia is such a huge and diverse country, it is impossible to see it all in a short time.
Last week I was able to get out for a few days on the Delta. The bite wasn't the best but we did manage to catch our limits. As far as the weather, it was absolutely amazing.
Bill Callaway picked quite a time to play a hunch.
Sometimes you don't think things through. You allow yourself to be oblivious to consequences and thus you can't be completely surprised when confronted with them. Other times you meticulously plot and pour over details in order to reach a desired end.
East Union managed to hold on and beat visiting Kimball 5-4 despite having to forfeit a singles match Thursday.
Manteca ended its busy week 3 for 3 with its four-game victory over visiting Kimball on Thursday.
Every year, about this time, I'm reminded of when I came across two lost anglers while fishing the Delta.
Stockton- Manteca High's volleyball team started a busy four-day stretch Monday with a sweep of Weston Ranch that broke up a third-place tie between ...
Sierra's Eddie Aguilar converted a direct kick in the game's 72nd minute Monday to complete his hat trick and salvage a 3-3 tie ...
East Union soccer coach Victor Polanco watched as the head official raised his hand with eyes trained on his watch and whistle pressed between his ...
Jakub Kawakami was perfect Saturday.
I received an email last week asking to share some of my fishing hot spots.
BUTTE, Mont. - They played for rival high schools, teamed up at the community college level and are on opposing sides once again.
By DAVE CAMPBELL
MERCED – The Ripon High girls water polo team overcame adversity en route to capturing third place with a 4-1 record in the El Capitan Tournament ...
LODI - Paced by Alex Gonzales' second-place score of 89, Ripon High's girls golf team further established its claim as the top team in the ...
Angel Garay did it all for the Manteca Jaguars varsity with three offensive touchdowns, a 51-yard interception for a touchdown, six tackles and a fumble ...